Chesapeake Urology Physicians Named to Top Docs and Super Doctors

Published On: 02/01/2014

Chesapeake Urology is pleased to announce that a number of our doctors have once again been named to the 2013 Baltimore Magazine Top Docs and the 2013 Washington Post Magazine Super Doctors.

Baltimore Magazine's results are derived from a survey of nearly 10,000 physicians in the region. This includes an online poll along with mailed surveys asking physicians where they would send a family member. 536 physicians in 96 specialties were chosen which represents only four percent of all the physicians licensed to practice in theBaltimore Magazine readership.

The Super Doctors for the Maryland/Washington area is published by Washington Post Magazine and uses the same methodology as the Baltimore Magazine along with an independent research evaluation of peer recognition and professional achievement, a peer review of candidates by practice area, and a good-standing and disciplinary check. The Super Doctors results represent five percent of the physicians in the Baltimore/Washington corridor. 

"This good news is just another reason why Chesapeake Urology continues to be recognized as one of the premier urology groups in the country," states Dr. Siegel, President and CEO of Chesapeake Urology Associates. "We are proud of all of our physicians and our caregivers. To have this many of our doctors acknowledged by their peers in both publications is a testament to the quality of care that we provide to our patients." 

Receiving recognition as both a Top Doc and a Super Doctor in both publications include:

William Dowling, M.D., F.A.C.S, is the section chief of urologic surgery at MedStar Franklin Square Hospital Center.  Dr. Dowling specializes in the treatment of enlarged prostate (BPH), the surgical management of kidney stone disease and in the laparoscopic treatment of renal and ureteral tumors and urologic oncology. He is certified by the American Board of Urology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  Dr. Dowling has received Top Doc recognition from Baltimore Magazine multiple times. This is his first Super Doctor win. 

Brad D. Lerner, M.D., F.A.C.S., serves as the clinical director of Chesapeake Urology's Summit Ambulatory Surgical Centers, as co-director of the Reproductive Medicine, Microsurgery and Sexuality program, and as the co-director of the Vasectomy Reversal Center of America. In addition, Dr. Lerner is chief of urology at Union Memorial Hospital and the urologic consultant to the NFL Baltimore Ravens. Dr. Lerner's specific clinical interests include vasectomy and vasectomy reversal, sperm retrieval procedures and male infertility. He is one of the leading male fertility and microsurgical vasectomy reversal specialists in the mid-Atlantic region. Dr. Lerner is certified by the American Board of Urology.

Benjamin Lowentritt, M.D., F.A.C.S, is the director of Chesapeake Urology's Minimally Invasive Surgery and Robotics along with the Cancer Care Program.  He focuses on minimally invasive techniques including robotic, laparoscopic, and endoscopic management of renal, bladder, and prostate cancer, as well as minimally invasive options for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), kidney stones, pelvic organ prolapse, and ureteropelvic junction obstruction. Dr. Lowentritt was the first surgeon in Maryland to perform robot assisted surgery for bladder cancer. He is currently the President of the Baltimore City Medical Society.

Marc H. Siegelbaum, M.D., F.A.C.S., is the director of Chesapeake Urology's Erectile Dysfunction program and is also the urological consultant to the Baltimore Orioles. He practices general urology and is a specialist in robotic prostate surgery, laparoscopic kidney surgery and penile and incontinence prosthetics. Dr. Siegelbaum is chief of urology and medical director of the Urologic Oncology Institute at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center.  He was recently inducted into the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center Healing Hands Guild, which honors physicians who excel in the clinical skill while showing a commitment to compassionate care.   He is certified by the American Board of Urology. 

Geoffrey Sklar, M.D, F.A.C.S., is the chief of urology and the chief or genitourinary oncology for the Baltimore Washington Medical Center. He also serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Impotence Research and is a reviewer for the Journal of Urology, World Journal of Urology, Urology, and the Asian Journal of Andrology. His clinical research interests include kidney cancer, bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction, and Peyronie's disease. Dr. Sklar is an instrumental component of the University of Maryland Medical System Surgical Residency Program and Urology Residency Program.  He is also certified by the American Board of Urology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Ronald F. Tutrone, M.D., F.A.C.S., serves as medical director of Chesapeake Urology Research Associates, and chief of urology at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Dr. Tutrone is certified by the American Board of Urology and specializes in urologic malignancies, laparoscopic treatment of renal and adrenal tumors, kidney stones, urinary incontinence and prostate disorders. In addition, he is chairman of the William E. Kalhert Endowment for Urological Research at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. 

In addition to those listed above, Baltimore Magazine Top Docs include: 

Robert Brookland, M.D., is a board-certified radiation oncologist and currently chairs the Department of Radiation Oncology at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and treats patients at the Chesapeake Urology Prostate Center.  In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Brookland has served as Chairman of Professional Education for the American Cancer Society and Director of Continuing Medical Education at GBMC. He has also served as Principal Investigator for the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group.

Conrad Duncan, M.D., J.D., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S., practices urogynecology and focuses on minimally invasive GYN surgery, female urinary incontinence and overactive bladder, pelvic organ prolapse and female fecal incontinence.  Dr. Duncan is a Fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Urogynecologic Society, the International Continence Society, the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction, the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, and the American Medical Association. Prior to joining Chesapeake Urology in 2013, Dr. Duncan was Director, Urogynecology and Minimally Invasive GYN Surgery at MedStar Franklin Square Hospital Center for eight years.

In addition to those listed above, the Washington Post Magazine Super Doctors include: 

Daniel Dietrick, M.D., F.A.C.S., specializes in the treatment of prostate cancer, including da Vinci robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. His focus includes medical and minimally invasive treatment of enlarged prostate (BPH), voiding problems in men and no-scalpel vasectomy. He is the Chief, Department of Surgery for the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center and was recently inducted into the Healing Hands Guild by the hospital. The Guild honors physicians who excel in their clinical skill and show an unwavering commitment to excellent and compassionate care.

Thomas Smyth, M.D., F. A.C.S., practices general urology with a special focus on prostate disease. Currently, he is leading a clinical initiative which combines 3D ultrasound and MRI fusion of the prostate to allow enhanced detection and treatment of prostate cancer. Certified by the American Board of Urology and the Fellow of the American College of Surgeons Director, Dr. Smyth leads Chesapeake Urology's Integrated Care Program and Physician Practice Development.

We congratulate all or our Top Docs and Super Doctors on a job well done!